Hold on to your butts, people. Praised leader Steven Spielberg gave a lot of input when importing Jurassic Park to life on screen and at Universal Studios, but that didn’t mean he was willing to attend.
Universal Studios Florida recently unveiled a new VelociCoaster ride earlier this month, inspired by the film, timed to the theme park’s first 25th anniversary Jurassic attraction: “Jurassic Park: The Ride”.
When “Jurassic Park: The Ride” first opened at Universal Studios Hollywood in June 1996, Spielberg, 74, spoke Entertainment today his involvement in bringing the screen into the world. And while he was an integral part of the process from the beginning, he was unwilling to leave the roller coaster and conquer his fears.
“I went up without returning and went back down the stairs. I’m not going for those 85-foot drops of water, ”Spielberg said AND in a re-emerging interview at the time. “I think I’m a director. I demand complete control. And those two and a half seconds of a drop, I’m out of control. I’m not ready to give it up yet.”
“Jurassic Park: The Ride” combined the “Jungle Cruise” experience as riders floated past animatronic dinosaurs before crashing into the track thanks to its “shoot-the-chute” big drop. Spielberg thanked the park’s design team for developing such an exhibition stop. He said, “I didn’t design a drop of water. It was a genius over [Universal Creative] and they did a great job all the way. “
After Jurassic World released in 2015 and a sequel in 2018, Universal Studios transformed the appeal of the 1990s to match the films that looked Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard. “Jurassic Park: The Ride” reopened in July 2019 with major renovations, updated animatronics, new themes and a new show between T-rex and Indominus Rex before the big drop.
While the director’s fears prevented him from taking a step into “The Ride,” Pratt, 42, didn’t let his own fears stop him from trying the updated version. Pratt said AND in July 2019, “I drove it today and [I was] not cool. I made the whole ‘face of fear’. “
When the attraction is reopened, Guardians of the Galaxy the star exclusively told Us Weekly that his son Jack was also excited to try the trip. “He’s really excited,” Pratt said. “I think we’re trying to do it this week.… If there’s any kind of movie or theme park that gets you to cool dads, that would be this.”
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